Obesity is associated with 5/10 of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States including heart disease, some forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and hypertension. A healthy diet and physical activity are great ways to manage and maintain your weight, and avoid/prevent these devastating side effects of an unhealthyweight.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you need a little push to get things done- especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you find yourself having trouble taking the first step towards a healthy change, then I highly recommend you readup on Shape Up America- a great non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating a behavior change towards a healthier lifestyle through healthy diet and physical activity.
Shape Up America is conducting a broad-based education initiative to encourage sensible eating and increased physical activity in all individuals and a modest weight loss in overweight individuals that can be maintained over time. To learn more about how to get involved, head over to their website (http://www.shapeup.org/)!